Laurens County Council this week approved a Resolution to assist with parking improvements at the Center for Advance Manufacturing. The facility, commonly referred to as the “CAM,” was recently developed by the County in conjunction with Piedmont Technical College. It features state-of-the-art technology used in training local residents for the new technical jobs being created by industry now operating in the county. Resolution 2014-02 approved by County Council Tuesday night allows transferring up to $100,000 from local economic development incentives to assist in paving the parking lot at the “CAM.” A large part of the parking area for the center, near the intersection of US 221 and Interstate 385 just north of Laurens, is currently covered with only gravel. County funding for the improvements is being provided to help enhance the facility for its mission of training residents for the new high-tech jobs being created. The Center for Advanced Manufacturing is operated by Piedmont Tech, in addition to educational offerings at the Laurens County Higher Education Center, between Laurens and Clinton.